Director, Facility Operations
Atholville, NB, Canada
4d ago

Job Summary

Zenabis is a market leader in cannabis cultivation, processing, and distribution. Zenabis serves medical patients in Canada with a diverse range of high quality medical cannabis products, offering to include distinctive products for the adult Canadian recreational consumer.

Our 400,000 square foot cultivation and production facility in Atholville, NB cultivates and processes dried cannabis into finished goods.

The Director of Facility Operations will have fiscal responsibility for staffing, cultivation, processing, production and distribution within the plant.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the overall facility production targets, cost targets, cash flow and business goals and objectives.
  • The ongoing measurement and effectiveness of all processes in all departments
  • The identification and implementation of continuous improvements to processes and procedures for improving efficiency and effectiveness
  • The development and implementation of sophisticated and proven operating processes throughout the entire organization such as but not limited to :
  • Providing the necessary leadership and direction to support the ongoing Operating risk management cycle including : assessing performance to expectation on key operating KPI’s, communicating Regulatory and or Quality matters
  • Reviewing risk assessments and testing results, identifying control gaps, communicating any gaps to management and key personnel within the line of business, and ensuring management remediation plans have been implemented and progressing in a timely manner
  • Work proactively with the Division QAPs and management toward ensuring effective and efficient Operating risk management solutions are identified and implemented
  • Proactively collaborates with the Executive Team and Department Heads to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes, and personnel designed to accommodate the rapid growth objectives of the organization
  • Identifies critical talent requirements and works with key stakeholders to attract, recruit and retain the required talent and capabilities not currently in place to solidify the organizational structure necessary to support future growth
  • Prioritizes the recruitment and retention of A players and teams; continuously training, coaching and mentoring managers and team members to increase productivity, and their personal career development
  • Implements the necessary controls and processes to develop and promote subject matter expertise and professional knowledge transfer throughout the organization
  • Drives the development and implementation financial controls and procedures necessary to ensure proper management of resources, expenses, accurate, budgets, cost of goods calculations and overall performance against stated plans
  • Leads and supports the development and implementation of performance metrics to drive positive changes for all areas of the facility
  • The development and implementation of operating objectives, goals and KPI’s for each manager and operating department
  • Maintains the overall responsibility and accountability for building, promoting and sustaining Quality and Operating Management Systems as required by corporate standards and regulatory bodies
  • Ensure the facility complies with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements and, where appropriate, best practices
  • Maintains the overall responsibility and accountability for reporting to the company’s Executive Management Team on at least a quarterly basis in accordance with organizational requirements and updating the organization on Operating requirements and performance
  • Proactively assesses the impact of regulatory developments which could impact the collective operation and support the development of new control mechanisms
  • Qualifications

  • A Bachelor degree in Engineering or Business discipline preferred
  • 10+ years of progressive experience in operations and production management, with experience in the perishable food, agri-business, pharmaceutical or beverage industry required.
  • Cannabis product production and processing experience strongly preferred.

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strategic thinking with effective project management, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills, interpersonal skills and ability to develop working relationship with the business leaders within the company
  • Expert knowledge of Operating regulations and the regulatory environment in the context of Operating and risk management framework.
  • Applied knowledge of Good Production Practices & Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Experience in procurement, commissioning and qualification of manufacturing equipment and plant service equipment.
  • Knowledge of and experience in LEAN Manufacturing and Key Process Indicators (KPI’s), preference being given to experience in agribusiness
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Provincial and Federal Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and make decisions or recommendations based on incomplete or conflicting information
  • Effective team building skills
  • High degree of integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality and trust around sensitive Operating issues
  • Demonstrated confidence in challenging mind-set, influencing business managers while developing / implementing innovative strategies and approaches to support the corporate goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement innovative tactics and encourage others to demonstrate creative approaches
  • Strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to communicate complex information clearly and persuasively to create engagement and support across multiple levels within the organization.
  • Salary

    Commensurate with experience and qualifications

    Security Clearance

    Security Clearance may be requested for this position

    Working Hours

    Salaried Position : Monday Friday, 8 am 5 pm.

    This position will require after hours or extended hours based on activity

    Physical Requirements


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